Community Foundation Distributes $56M in Grants for Nonprofits


The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has distributed more than $56 million through more than 3,700 grants to nonprofit organizations during 2015.

Grants made during the final quarter of the year included:

  • Ann Arbor Art Association, $30,000 to support POP-X, a community arts initiative.
  • Asia and Pacific Islander American Vote Michigan, $50,000 over two years for a leadership program serving the Asian-American community.
  • Boy Scouts of America, $25,000 for a career readiness program for youth ages 12-20 in St. Clair County.
  • Canton Township, $10,000 for “Lead Like a Girl,” a pilot program for girls ages 11-15.
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen, $50,000 to support a partnership with Street Democracy providing free legal services to homeless individuals.
  • Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, $24,000 to implement electronic health records.
  • Corner Health Center, $10,000 to enhance health services to LGBT youth.
  • Crossroads of Michigan, $50,000 to expand a parenting support program.
  • Detroit Historical Society, $100,00 for the program series and exhibition “Detroit 1967: Looking Back, Moving Forward.”
  • Detroit PAL, $75,000 to expand the organization’s volunteer training and certification program.
  • EcoWorks, $40,000 to support the regional expansion of the Youth Energy Squad.
  • Grandmont Rosedale, $25,000 for a Grand River Avenue development and community engagement study.
  • Legacy Land Conservancy, $50,000 to support land conservation efforts along the Huron River.
  • Lions Hearing Center of Michigan, $15,350 to support hearing care services for older adults.
  • Michigan Humane Society, $70,000 to support Paws in the D, a coalition of animal welfare, rescue and shelter groups in Detroit.
  • Michigan Suburbs Alliance Metro Matters, $30,000 to a program for young leaders to practice solutions journalism.
  • New Detroit Inc., $125,000 to provide technical assistance services to early childhood organizations and small minority-owned businesses.
  • Pewabic Society Inc., $50,000 for an exhibition series on ceramic arts.
  • Special Dreams Farm, $39,550 to expand programming for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Zaman International, $60,000 for a vocational sewing and literacy program for disadvantaged women.

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